Church fundraiser a crowd pleaser for nearly two decades

Church fundraiser a crowd  pleaser for nearly two decades
November 08
05:00 2018

The congregation of Burkhead United Methodist Church held their annual fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3. The church sold Port-a-Pit BBQ chicken, along with having several vendors in attendance for the visitors to patronize.

The fundraiser is held to fund the church’s various community outreach projects.  Event co-chair Beth Dixon says this is the most popular event the church holds during the year. She said many people wait all year just to come out for the delicious barbeque.

“It is very popular and has continued to grow over the years,” said Dixon about the fundraiser.  “I love my church and the support we get from the members and surrounding community is unreal.”

Rev. Dr. Carl Manuel, senior pastor of Burkhead United, said he really enjoys this event because it allows him to fellowship with the community.

“We are blessed this year to have full support from the community and it’s also a time where the church can come together to work as a group,” said Manuel.

“I am blessed that the Lord gives me an opportunity to serve the community and the guests that come each and every year,” he continued.  “Just to meet and fellowship with the people of Winston-Salem is truly a pleasure.”

Manuel says he is pleased to be a part of a church that is so involved with the community. He said that is what the church is supposed to be about.  He wants to continue interacting with more community members, so they will know the church is there for them.

Some visitors bought multiple meals.  Sharon Lacey and her husband have been coming to the event for several years.  They were invited by a member of the church and have been “hooked” ever since.

“I love to have the chance to give to a worthy cause, but the real treat is the great barbeque,” she said.  “My husband and I buy at least four or five meals.  We love great barbeque.”

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